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    Re: Building Emma, something to inspire !

    Wow! What a project!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have to ask. I can't help it! Did Fagan have a dodger?
    And did it look any good?

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks! I will!

    Rick
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    He won't be there

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Good luck Bruce!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a big occasion - go for it!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Funny you should say that .... Finish the Scamp!

    Rick
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    Re: Welsford Sundowner build

    Really looking like a proper ship now Mal!

    Rick
  9. Thread: The Lark Scow

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    Re: The Lark Scow

    Well, that blog really is fantastic! Congratulations, and thanks! I have to admit falling in love with the French `Lark' (?) on your blog!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Oh, they're really nice shots JB! Would you mind sending the original files? I want to set up a little display of Jack Brooke designs; just for home. I'd really like one of your shots that you've...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    By the way, I know you've posted pictures of Gleam before but I'd like to find a couple of shots of Gleam, preferably in profile. Do you know where I could find any? Reasonably high resolution, if...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Here's a website about Ngataki's restoration http://www.tinorawatrust.co.nz/TinoRawa_Trust/Ngataki.html. Nice to see Gleam mentioned there! I think Gleam has to be one of the most beautiful boats...
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    That's great! The name Ngataki seemed familiar so I wondered if she was still around. Pretty amazing how well she goes and has lasted when you consider how she was designed and built! What a triumph...
  14. Re: Building a Selway-Fisher 14' Thames Skiff - or the sanity boat MkII

    Those bronze outriggers are $300 a pair. I don't think that's a bad price. I wonder how strong they are?

    Rick
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    Re: Plywood 20 foot launch

    Wunderbar!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hi Sean!

    Reading a book I was given recently by a NZ expat. It's called South Seas Vagabond by John Wray. It's about his home-build of Ngataki and his travels to Oz and the islands. It's really...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Fantastic!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A little known blend of Russian composers. Best taken with lots of ..... well, anything strong!

    Rick
  19. Thread: cape horn

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    Re: cape horn

    Wonderful, both! Thanks!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Hope you like Stravaromski!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    With that long, overhanging bow, you'd expect she might pound a bit but that wouldn't be a problem if she's well built and she should be pretty right for Moreton Bay, Fraser Is etc., I'd think....
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    If they say they do mind, tell them that you'll go round the other way instead - and warn them about the trolling lines.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This would probably be a better boat Matt http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/halvorsen-27/154481
    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    A labour of love for someone in Sydney with plenty of time and space.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    So many beautiful boats but such a short life ....

    Rick
  26. Re: Building a Selway-Fisher 14' Thames Skiff - or the sanity boat MkII

    Looks great Greg! Hard to imagine those springs not rusting out but I guess if you keep them covered in lanolin grease they might be okay. It'll be interesting to see how they go anyway!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Balia in white - nice!

    Rick
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    Especially if testing the row locks ....

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Well, here we are in the Blue Mountains. Not many boats here at all but spectacular views and lots of pretty flowers.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    In some conditions your Adonisian weight would be an advantage. In others, not.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    It's discriminatory nevertheless. They ought to search their souls a little further! Sailing classes ought to be encouraging participation, not exclusion. Just my opinion - don't want to drift this...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    :D

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Nothing very exciting. I do consultancy work - educational systems design. I'm basically retired but doing about a couple of months per year of formal work.

    Rick
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    Re: Time for a Dragon Thread

    Pretty discriminatory rule, isn't it? Maybe that's why there aren't more Dragons in Oz?

    Rick
  35. Re: Building a Selway-Fisher 14' Thames Skiff - or the sanity boat MkII

    Looks alwite to me!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I have a bike. I find riding two quite awkward, and there's little advantage.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I'm jealous so I'm going to ride my bike over to Whitworth's tomorrow and look at chartplotters. All I've done for the last month is write - I need to get out!!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    I can help with that! Let me give you some advice, and you'll see what I mean!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    It's a chain! Sorry, couldn't help that! It's a chain of boating gear shops, predominantly sailing oriented - originally from Sydney, I think. Generally pretty good.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    No, just coincidentally trying to be punny but your pun was more subtle and funnier. Actually, based on this, I suspect neither of us should give up our day jobs ...... just yet. In fact, it's...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Ullrich Aluminium sell Monel rivets. That's a Kiwi company - shouldn't cost $2 for one rivet! Whitworths do sell Monel rivets ..... oh, I get it. You're being funny! Hee hee hee!

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Why don't you go along too? Whitworth's gives bulk discounts if you spend enough ....... maybe you could get a few more people to join in?

    Rick
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    Maggi make chains? I thought they only made noodles and stock cubes.

    Rick
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    This trip to Whitworths is starting to remind me of the old fable about the guy walking his donkey and son into town to go to the market. First we've got Mr S dusting off the old BMW bike, then Dunc...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Thanks Tom! Could you post a photo of that some time?

    Rick
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    I just did that and got 9 threads, mostly yours. If I want to check out progress, what am I supposed to do? Do that 6 or 7 times? Which one comes first? And if I want all of them to turn up in my...
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    It's probably safe to say, we all are! There aren't very many wooden boat building projects of this scale around and there are too few builders willing to document the process so clearly and...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Meanwhile, down here in Antarctica ..... where the hell did this cold snap come from? It's blowing a gale here and frizzing! No penguins splattered against the windows yet but I'm figuring they'll be...
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    Re: Getting some backbone

    Ian, with respect, for someone who goes out of their way to lecture others about how to arrange their posts on the WBF, may I recommend that you heed the requests of those who are very interested in...
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    Re: Antipodean Boats Connection

    Masina's transom is quite narrow. With the wind vane, there's just not enough room for a ladder there so we need it side-mounted. We have one that's folded up and clips onto little plates on the deck...
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